So I was tossing up the idea of building a small TEC chiller to run in front of my SDD Arqtik block for a while, but it was just an idea I was tossing around on my backburner.
Fast forward to today, and I was looking through the classified's here for an AIO cooler for a rig I am building for a friend. Low and behold, I stumbled on someone selling not one, but two of the Mindchill Arqtik chillers and the dual controller. I only really needed one, but they are hard to find and the price was decent so I jumped on it...they should be shipped out tomorrow
. Just the 2 chillers kept a 3770k at 5ghz in check, so adding them before my single TEC block should be interesting. Current plan is to set chillers to keep coolant temp at dew point (~10c), then run the SDD block at full tilt. Should be interesting what the block will do with now with ~30c cooler water on the hot side. I would love to see low 40s load @ 4.8ghz like that
New cooling setup will be:Cold side
: MCP655, 2x Arqtik chillers in series on dedicated bit-chill controller, Insulated homemade PVC res, Arqtik Single Direct Die on a second controller, homemade bay bus to override controller dew point protection and monitor cold/cold side temps, all 1/2" barbs, pump and all 3 TECs at 14v.Hot side
: MCP655, Three Black Ice GTX 480 Quad radiators in series, Dangerden dual bay res, a million 80CFM 120mm server fansGPUs
: MCP655 modded for G1/4" barbs, modded CPU coolers on both GPUs, Aquacomputer AMS 280mm Rad, modded stock VRM plates w/ fans, Phobya tube res
...everything will be internal - 3 seperate loops, 3 pumps, two chillers, one TEC block, both controllers, three 480mm rads, one 280mm rad, three reservoirs, approximately 30 120mm fans...WHEW.